Saturday, December 01, 2007

Brit Muslim MP's Trying To Secure Release of Teddy Teacher


KHARTOUM, Sudan (CNN) -- Two British Muslim lawmakers trying to secure the release of a British teacher jailed in Sudan for allowing her students to name a teddy bear "Mohammed."

The two members of Britain's House of Lords arrived in Khartoum Saturday morning and first met British embassy officials, Time reporter Sam Dealey told CNN, citing British and Sudanese sources.

Lord Ahmed, a Muslim peer in the ruling Labour party, and Baroness Warsi, a Muslim opposition Conservative peer, will also meet Gillian Gibbons in her jail cell and then with Sudanese government ministers, Dealey said.more

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